Visiting Vancouver in April for two weeks. Really looking forward to it. What do you guys recommend?
>>2577277never been but almost went... ended up doing US PNW. Let me know how it goes, looks pretty. Will be follwing the thread
>>2577277idk just the usual shitwalk the neighborhoods checking out cherryblossom trees, get some ramen, walk around downtown, check out stanley park, do some north shore hikes, go to white rock for some fish n chips on the promenade, go to surrey for some indian food, kingsway for vietmaybe take the gondola up grouse, ride the skytrain all the way around the city just to take in the sightsbring an umbrella
get this...they have hotdogs with jap shit on them!
>>2577567What this guy said as well as Kitsilano, Jericho Beach, Granville Island (touristy but nice), English Bay Beach just to experience palm trees in Canada, renting bicycles to ride around Stanley park.Since you're doing 2 weeks I would recommend spending 5 days max in Vancouver and making mini trips to Victoria by ferry, renting a car and going to Tofino, Whistler, and the antivax zoo known as Kelowna.
also asian massage parlors that offer happy endings are amplebasically anywhere that says "spa" on the sign
Vancouver has a great donut scene. If you’re ever in North Vancouver, visit Harmony Donuts. Very lowkey, run by a hippie old lady, cash or debit only. Best donuts I’ve ever had. They’re cake, but soft like yeast donuts. Lucky’s is good for seasonal flavours. Lee’s is probably the most popular, but I’ve had some and they didn’t blow my mind. I haven’t tried their iconic Honey Dip, though. Their There’s White Rabbit Mochi donut is also delicious.
>>2577277If you're doing the regular tourist spots, skip the Capilano suspension bridge it's not worth $60. Go to Lynn Canyon Park nearby, it's free. Otherwise just wander around downtown (don't east of gastown), go to stanley park, the beaches, go for a drive the sea to sky highway to squamish if you can rent a car, check out the lookout point on cypress mountain (probably not worth going to the top unless you ski/snowboard, the season will be ending)
>>2577958I like the capilano bridge. Pretty views and pics to be had, and also it's priced in worthless Canadian looney tunes bucks so it's not as expensive as it seems
>>2577958For what my opinion is worth I really liked Capilano suspension bridge, treetop adventure is included which was very fun, and it actually costs a lot to maintain it. Compared to what you would pay just to look through a very high window in NYC this is a bargain.
>>2577277Really recommend checking out the gulf islands, like salt spring, Gabriola, any of them really
>>2577277I’d say use public transport to see Gastown, Granville Island, do a lap around Stanley park, then ferry over to Lonsdale Quay. That would be a quick day or two that would knock of some of the common recommendations and give you a general idea of the city. Highly recommend going North towards the mountains. Capilano suspension bridge park is cool but also very touristy. Cleveland dam has a nice view and pretty hiking trails. Deep Cove is another cool quick trip. Do the rock trail then reward yourself with a fucking awesome sandwich at Dip Co. I love Chinatown, but fair warning it’s filled with homeless that you’ll just have to ignore. If you want to drink and have good food I think it’s still worth it. Bao Bei, the speakeasy inside of Blnd Tger Dumplings, Fat Mao Noodles, Ask For Luigi, Propaganda Coffee, and Jade Dynasty are the typical Chinatown places I visit. Rickshaw Theatre typically is a decent concert venue if you like that sort of thing. I think the real fun is the areas surrounding Vancouver though. Drive up to Whistler, do the Panorama Peak hike in Garibaldi, take a ferry to Salt Spring Island or Vancouver Island, that sort of stuff
>>2577277I’d recommend hopping on the R5. It’s a fast track bus which will take you along East Hastings, which is Vancouver’s famous street for its homelessness and open drug use. It’s not dangerous during the day, and you might as well see it while you’re here.
>>2577277I suggest you avoid English Canada entirely if you're heterosexual.
>>2578970lmao last night I was hanging out with a Frenchbro. He said he was moving to Canada. I asked, "to Quebec?" He said, "lol no, their french sounds like shit. I can't stop laughing when I hear them. I'm moving to BC." I wanted to warn him that BC is garbage, but then I remembered Quebec is 10x worse kek
>>2577961>recommends the most plastic prepackaged gook tourist trap possiblehere are some real ideas OP>climb burnaby mountain to sfu and sneak onto the rooftop of the AQ for sunset/rise>do lsd and walk from main and hastings to commercial and hastings at 2am>ride between the cars on the coupling joint on a skytrain (as in outside)>smoke pot at green party HQ>wear a Trump 2024 MAGA hat and walk the seawall
>>2577277>>2577567Hike up the Grouse Grind, then take the gondola down. Get some exercise, enjoy the fantastic views from the top, then take the gondola down as a reward.
The best thing about Vancouver is that you can be in otherworldly nature within an hour regardless of your location. Vancouver is easily one of the best cities in the world.
>>2578978I know irl someone who moved from France to BC and found it so joyless and atomized that even living in a midwestern city in the US was huge improvement for him in that its easy to meet people for social activities and the cost of such things is pretty reasonable. Go figure, living in a city populated 70% by Chinese mainlander boomers doing money laundering who have no concern for you actually sucks.
>>2579058Every European I've ever met visiting or living in Canada praises it. I have only actually heard negative feedback from the Chinese or Indians ironically.When I was backpacking in 2019, I remember every single time I told a European I was from Vancouver they would go on about how much they loved it and wanted to move to Canada lmfao.
>>2579061I think that might be the difference between living there and visiting. He probably visited in August and was like "its so natural and beautiful" then living there realized its a city not geared to young people (normal ones anyway) and its very expensive and full of rude chinese and indians and the "pretty" season is 1 month long then it turns into a wet, grey, cold, but not cold enough to snow hellscape for 9 months that drives people to either suicide of heroin addition.
>>2579063>Bad for young people>Tons of nightclubs to go to>Can be at the beach in 5 minutes>Access to ski slopes within a few hours tops>Can go hopping around Gulf Islands>International population where you can meet people from anywhere in the worldVancouver also has a great climate it is never too hot and never too cold. As if winter is great everywhere else. Whistler and Squamish are also packed to the brim with Australians and Euros working here.
>>2579073The climate isn’t good unless it’s summer otherwise it’s 50 and drizzle with overcast
>>2579516>>2579063>filtered by rainlol lmao, there's a reason arcteryx started here. get clothes, get an umbrella. obviously sun is better than rain but places with majority sun are either prone to typhoons or scorching shitholes (california, nevada, etc.)
>>2577277OP finally something i can help withloved vancouver!! visited with my crazy ex gf this spring overall, i was impressed. here's some notes and ideas for uthe steam clock area is a bit of a tourist trap but still worth it to walk aroundlots of fun shopsthe chinatown and japantown are a lot of fun just be mindful there are lots of 'zombies'still worth the visit. just be mindful of certain blocks.the skytrain is very convenient and was cleanthe trains arrive frequently stanley park is a gem. amazing and huge rose garden is beautifulthe aquarium is OK. personally i like the monterey bay aquarium much morebritannia mine museumskiing in whistlertaking the seabus from waterfront to lonsdale quaylooking at the boats on granville islanduniversity of british columbia botanical gardensmoking hella weed i remember getting pre-rolled doobies for under 5credit cards accepted toocuisines i recommend in vancouverindian, chinese, ukrainian
>>2578970?OP is visiting Chinese Canada.
Vancouver is insanely beautiful. Best city in North America for sure.
>>2579073>Vancouver>tons of nightclubs to go toI've never been to a more soulless lifeless city with a metro population in the millions. Millennials are the only ones who can afford to even go out now. Because real estate is so fucked there are no spaces for young people to curate any unique experiences. There is one good place to dance in Vancouver, the rest are boomer owned clubs playing hip hop packed full of smelly international students. I couldn't even imagine what it's like to be a young Canadian today
>>2580005>I've never been to a more soulless lifeless city with a metro population in the millions.I suppose you haven't traveled much? Some examples of some objectively more soulless cities: phoenix, brussels, new delhi, ulaanbaatar, chennai, dublin, etc
best place to stay in Vancouver? Would staying downtown be fine?
Go to guildford area of surrey (where im from). Lots of shopping, movie theatre, and east indian and asian restaurants. Also fleetwood has some.good restaurants nearby
>>2581270Anywhere near the skytrain if you don’t intend on driving and going elsewhere. Vancouver’s public transport is surprisingly good. I stayed in Metrotown and if you like Asian stuff/you’re a weeb, it’s good. It also has tons of good Asian restaurants.
>>2580956Why does this country still have some inbred monarch on the currency? About time Canada ditched the commonwealth the fuck is this country still part of it.
>>2581578Also the lumberjack outfit and maple syrup are icons of Quebecois culture. Once again angloid niggers can't create anything on their own so they steal cultural references from their superiors in the attempt to fool everyone into thinking lumberjacks refer to gayglish "canadian" culture.
Like all of Canada, the best place is the airport lmfao
>>2581610>the lumberjack outfit and maple syrup are icons of Quebecois culture.You can keep it. I don't particularly enjoy dressing like a lesbian or giving myself diabetes.
>>2581602>>2581610>We Wuz Lumberjacks n shieeet!!!The irony of all this seethe is that quebecois 'culture' is just an abhorrent imitation of French culture
>>2581744My first was quebecois and this is so retardedly inaccurate. French canadians are literally what would happen if anglos were of french descent. They, like us, have a gritty/pioneering culture unlike the euros (at least the traditional ones). How do they "imitate french culture" the fuck? Cause they speak french? Youre stupid.
>>2581827>how do they imitate french culture?the pretentious, holier-than-thou mentality is a good start. >NOOOO WE ARE NOT CANADIAN—WE ARE 'FRENCH' CANADIAN!!! WE ARE SPECIAL!!!fuck off with that snowflake shit
>>2581876The Frenchies are unironically the only nice people in this garbage country.The Anglos are two-faced like the Japanese are, but with none of the intelligence, tact, or grace.
>>2581657Troon response>>2581744>The irony of all this seethe is that quebecois 'culture' is just an abhorrent imitation of French cultureThe two have nothing in common
>>2581876Buddy Anglo canadians are probably the most cocksucking arrogant smug snide pretentious holier than thou people on the planet. Ever hear a dyed in the wool Anglo Canadian talk about the United States? 95 percent of the time they cloak themselves in the tone of a school principal rolling their eyes about a bad student because theyre force fed anti brain drain propaganda from our state media. True cocksuckers. Quebec is literally the only interesting part of Canada. Its no coincidence that Canada's best cinematic works are Quebecois. Fuck outta here with that shit.
>>2581892Agree but Quebecois also pride themselves on their distinct and unqiue and rich cultural heritage of european pioneers when meanwhile their cuisine is hotdogs and french fries and their culture is hockey and finishing school at 20
>>2578970>>2579421Least delusional quebecuck
>>2581897Dude low classery like hot dogs french fries and shit school is exactly in line with a rustic pioneering culture lol what are u on about.
>>2581897>when meanwhile their cuisine is hotdogs and french fries and their culture is hockey and finishing school at 20We aren't talking about english canadians here. Stay in topic.
>The most delicious and cultural dish in 'french' CanadaBAHAHAHHAHAHA
>Most patriotic """""english""""" canadian
>>2577277look up the vancouver thread we had for 6 months in 2015 on the archivesit was back when /trv/ wasnt trash and it actually has lots of recommendations, which should still be accuratehonestly though, 2 weeks is too long for Vancouver. spend like 4 nights there then go somewhere else, like Whistler for a weekend for some hiking or snowboarding or something.
>>2577277Unless you really want to eat Chink food, just go south to Seattle and call it a day. Better food (besides Chink shit), way better bars, brewpubs, live music and nightlife, all the /out/ stuff Vancouver has just outside the city. People-wise, they both share the same annoying passive-aggressive NW loser culture, so that's a wash.
wanting to visit Vancouver when Seattle is just a few hours away is retarded. Seattle is more interesting, cheaper, has better food options and just as beautiful.
>>2583823Seattle is homosexual and not closely surrounded by yummy mountains